Working Togetherby Representative Ryan A. Costello
Posted on 2015-01-21
COSTELLO of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to
address the House for 1 minute.)
Mr. COSTELLO of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, it was an honor to attend
the State of the Union Address last night for the first time,
representing the Sixth Congressional District of Pennsylvania.
After listening to the President's speech, I hope that he will find common ground and work with Congress on a number of complex issues facing our Nation, including enacting job-creating policies for hardworking families, fixing our broken health care system, and reining in our out-of-control debt, and that is just to name a few.
But unfortunately, there were a number of veto threats and proposals which amount to more government overreach into the lives of hardworking taxpayers.
Americans are looking for Congress and the President to work together, not for the President to take a go-it-alone approach and repeatedly threaten use of veto power. We are not looking to grow our Federal government any further.
That said, I agree specifically with the President's desire for improving cybersecurity legislation and creating more economic opportunity for our Nation's veterans. I disagree with his approach on other matters discussed, specifically, certain tax reform measures that will ultimately amount to a trickle-down tax increase on middle class Americans.
I am confident we can find some common ground and adequately fund our Nation's transportation and infrastructure needs, and I look forward to doing that.